Nipple Surgery – Post-operative instructions

Average length of stay – daycase

Instructions on discharge

You will have a padded dressing over the operated area. 

  • Keep the nipple warm to encourage good blood flow.
  • All dressings to be kept dry until further instructed.
  • Discharge with standard painkillers.

Dressing clinic

  • Usually about a week after the surgery when the dressing will be removed and replaced for another week.
  • All sutures are dissolvable unless otherwise informed.

Activities

  • No restrictions but avoid strenuous activities for the first 2 weeks.
  • Avoid excess pressure on the operated nipple, a normal bra can be worn.
  • No smoking, or being around people who smoke whilst wounds are healing.

Wound care

  • Moisturise scar for 3 months.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE WARD.

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